RED DEER, AB – The Medicine Hat Tigers travel west on Highway 1 to Red Deer to play the Rebels for the final time this season. The Tigers are 3-2-0-0 against the Rebels so far, winning their most recent match up 6-1 at home March 3rd. The Rebels are coming off a 4-1 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes; while the Tabbies returned to their winning ways defeating the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-4.
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th
Jordan Hollett – Lower Body (Week to Week)
Mason Shaw – Lower Body (Indefinite)
2017/18 Series VS Rebels:
Last 5 seasons VS. Rebels: 11-11-0-1
Last Win VS. Rebels: March 6, 2018 (W 6-1)
2017/18 Club Leaders:
Goals: Mark Rassell (50)
Assists: David Quenneville (52)
Points: Mark Rassell (79)
PIMS: Dalton Gally (54)
Plus/Minus: Joel Craven (11)
Wins: Michael Bullion (19)
Mark Rassell has 5 points (3G, 2A) in 5 games played against the Rebels this season.
Tigers’ penalty kill is (1/13) 92.3% against the Rebels this season.
Did you Know?
David Quenneville has 8 assists in the Tigers’ last 4 games.
Hayden Ostir has 7 points (2G, 5A) in his last 6 games played.
Who to Watch:
Medicine Hat Tigers – Josh Williams has been heating up for the Tigers with 5 points (3G, 2A) in the Tigers’ last 5 games. The former first round bantam draft pick is leading all Tigers rookies in goals with 10 so far this season. Williams has a high hockey IQ and a great release. Look for the 17-year-old Langley, BC native to drive to the net and create scoring chances tonight.
Red Deer Rebels – Mason McCarty scored two goals for the Rebels in last night’s contest against the Lethbridge Hurricanes. McCarty has 7 points (3G, 4A) in 5 games played against the Orange and Black this season.
In his first year with the Orange and Black, Linus Nassen has been making a name for himself. Hailing from Sweden, Nassen has 26 points in 42 games with the Tigers. The Tabbies blue line also features the towering shut down defenceman Kristians Rubins. Rubins is the first Latvian born player to ever suit up for the Tigers and he has netted 6 goals and 19 assists so far this season.
Protecting the Paint:
The Tigers acquired 18-year-old netminder Jordan Hollett from the Regina Pats in the offseason. Hollett is a 6th round selection of the Ottawa Senators and currently he is sporting a 16-12-4 record with a 3.44 GAA and a .896 SV% The Orange and Black also have veteran goaltender Michael Bullion. Bullion has a 19-13-3 record posting a 0.890 SV% and a 3.24 GAA.
NHL Drafted / Signed Players:
David Quenneville (New York Islanders), Mason Shaw (Minnesota Wild), Jordan Hollett (Ottawa Senators), Linus Nassen (Florida Panthers)
TIGERS BROADCAST: Listen to the legendary voice of the Tigers Bob Ridley broadcast all Tigers games on CHAT 94.5 FM. Bob Ridley has called all but one game since the Medicine Hat Tigers came into the league in 1970.
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